Nordstrom’s net income climbed by 19.5 percent to $156.8 million to finish its 1st quarter ended May 5 ahead of expectations. The company’s net turnover grew by 9.3 percent to $1.95 billion, while comparable store sales were up by 9.5 percent. The gross margin increased by 0.6 percentage points to 37.8 percent. Nordstrom has lifted its full-year earnings guidance to $2.81-2.90 from $2.78-2.84. This would require comparable store turnover to be up by 3-4 percent on the year.